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English 1002 Sec 2 Fiction Paper 1 An Analysis of A Rose for Emily Miss Emily Grierson finds it extremely difficult to let go of the men in her life She clings to the past and refuses to allow her world to change In A Rose for Emily Faulkner illustrates how over time an admired woman who was described as a tradition a duty and a care could not cope with losing a man Miss Emilys perception of reality is clearly distorted when it comes to men and her inability to allow change to occur in her life The first indication of Miss Griersons insanity took place after her father died He insisted on being the only man in her life No man was ever quite good enough for her A few visitors went to see her the day after her fathers death to offer their condolences and aid Miss Emily met them at the door and with not a trace of grief on her face insisted her father was not dead She even kept his body in her home for three days with doctors trying to convince her to let them dispose of his body Before she was forced to do so Miss Emily allowed authorities to take her fathers already decomposing body and bury him Miss Emilys peers felt that these actions were normal given the way her father treated her He isolated her from the world What woman of sound mind would keep a dead body in her home for three days The summer after her fathers death she met a man named Homer Baron It was clear that her heart would be broken again because Homer was described as not a marrying man This did not seem like the kind of man Miss Emily needed to attach herself to given her issues with abandonment When she went to the druggist and bought arsenic it was obvious she was not going
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